The teams are being set, racers are testing out their rides, and now the Grand Prix Commission has laid down the rules for the 2011 MotoGP season. The Grand Prix Commission, which is composed of Carmelo Ezpeleta (Dorna, Chairman), Ignacio Verneda (FIM Executive Director, Sport), Hervé Poncharal (IRTA) and Takanao Tsubouchi (MSMA), held a meeting on December 9th to discuss the rules of the upcoming 2011 season. Here’s what they decided.
Each class, the MotoGP, the Moto2, and the new Moto3, will have two days of practice for each race. The MotoGP will get four 60 minute sessions, the Moto2 will get four 45 minute sessions, and the Moto3 will get two 45 minute sessions in the morning, and two more 30 minute sessions in the afternoon.
Each class will have three riders per row on the grid, and each class will be able to use a generator for tire warmers on the grid. For the MotoGP class, only Dorna supplied GPS systems may be used.
Those rules will all be in place for the 2011 season, but the Grand Prix Commission also decided that there will be a single supplier for the Moto3 in 2012. The Grand Prix Commission gave a list of criteria they would like to be met, and will accept applications until February 28th, 2011. The Grand Prix Commission will announce who will be the single supplier for the 2012 Moto3 season on March 19th, 2011.
Written by Dan Evon, Courtesy of AllAboutBikes.com